The record was claimed at the 2023 USAPL Masters World Cup

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Racheal Paveglio may have had as close to a perfect meet as you will see on any platform. On Saturday, May 20, 2023, Paveglio entered the 2023 USAPL Masters World Cup in Arlington, TX as a 140-kilogram Masters amateur competitor.

She not only went nine-for-nine with all white lights on each lift, but she left with a Masters raw world record deadlift of 230 kilograms (507 pounds) and she earned her Masters pro card as well.

According to Open Powerlifting, Paveglio weighed in at 127.1 kilograms (280.3 pounds) going into this meet, putting her in the 100-kilogram+ (220-pound+) class. After the announcer informed the crowd about the record attempt, Paveglio approached the barbell with a conventional stance, took hold of it with a mixed grip, and pulled it in towards her legs before beginning the pull.

Once the barbell left the floor, it was a smooth and consistent lift to a lockout position. She calmly returned the barbell to the floor upon the judge’s signal, and she received three white lights for her efforts. The announcer then came and held Paveglio’s arm up in victory as the audience cheered. She didn’t even wear a weightlifting belt when she made the attempt.

Aside from the world record, she placed first in both the full meet and bench only. Every one of her nine attempts on the day were received with three white lights. The summary of her day is below.

Racheal Paveglio | 2023 USAPL Masters World Cup

  • Squat — 190 kilograms (419 pounds)
  • Bench Press — 112.5 kilograms (248 pounds)
  • Deadlift — 230 kilograms (507 pounds) | Masters World Record
  • Total — 532.5 kilograms (1,174 pounds)

The previous deadlift record holder was Aranda Brown, who pulled 225 kilograms (496 pounds) at the 2022 USAPL Mega Nationals in Las Vegas, NV. Beyond the deadlift world record, Paveglio now has second all-time Masters total for her weight class, only behind Jacquelynne Duble (542.5 kilograms/1,196 pounds).

There is no word on when Paveglio’s next meet will be, but she may have that total in her sights as the next record to go after.

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Roger “Rock” Lockridge has been writing professionally for 10 years and has been training for 20. His work in the fitness industry has been seen in numerous outlets and has been a part of coverage for several events including the Mr. Olympia, Arnold Classic, the CrossFit Games, and the Olympics. He’s also shared his own personal success story in several interviews and articles. Lockridge lives in West Virginia with his wife and son.

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